To celebrate the birth of the new Jaguar C-X75 Alfred Dunhill have filmed a short movie that links its inception to the legendary 1960’s icon – the Jaguar XJ13.
Produced to celebrate 75 years of Jaguar, the C-X75, is an example of state of the art thinking and engineering. It is propelled by a combination of four electric generators, two jet turbines and a diesel engine making it very fast and extremely efficient. It is a thoroughly modern car but it takes its inspiration from a little known legend from the 1960’s – the Jaguar XJ13.
The story of the XJ13 is one of beautiful design and missed opportunities. It was produced to win Le Mans, a race that it would never take part in due to a change in the rules and it is this car, not the e-Type, which is held above all others by Jaguar. There was only one XJ13 ever made.
The C-X75 perfectly combines the future and the past. Its high speeds and low emissions put it in the vanguard of modern motoring while its aesthetic cues come from the golden age of British automotive design.